Adam Biener, associate professor of economics, appeared on a recent WFMZ-TV 69 News report about how the proposed minimum wage raise in New Jersey might affect workers.

“Increasing the minimum wage by even five dollars is larger than anything we have studied before,” Biener said. He said the majority of minimum wage workers are in retail or food prep and noted that a mandated pay increase could mean employers turn to automation or layoffs.

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